Sisters team up to provide masks


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Sisters Kyah and Jayah Chaney are pictured making masks to protect local residents against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sisters Kyah and Jayah Chaney are pictured making masks to protect local residents against the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Sisters Kyah and Jayah Chaney have teamed up together to make more than 100 masks and donate them to families and individuals in their community. The girls spent their free time between schoolwork making these masks.

Kyah, a freshman at Hillsboro High School, was disappointed that her robotics team would not be able to go to the world tournament it has qualified for due to cancelations from COVID-19. That inspired her to make masks to help her community fight COVID-19. Kyah used her sewing skills learned from many past sewing projects in 4-H.

Jayah is a fifth grader at Bright Elementary and eagerly started helping Kyah with the masks. Together, they have made more than 100 masks and donated them to their community, nurses at the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown, and even placed some masks in the blessing box at the Hillsboro Church of Christ for people to pick up.

The nurses at the Georgetown Veterans Hospital sent a message with pictures stating, “We love them! We can’t thank you girls enough. You have no idea what these mean to us. You’re part of protecting our veterans including some very fragile World War II vets that helped make this country great! Thanks so much!”

The girls enjoyed making the masks and were glad they could help their community.

Submitted by Kyah Chaney.

Sisters Kyah and Jayah Chaney are pictured making masks to protect local residents against the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2020/04/web1_Masks-pic-2.jpgSisters Kyah and Jayah Chaney are pictured making masks to protect local residents against the COVID-19 pandemic. Submitted photo

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